The recent FP7 funded project FUSIONS (1) analysed the food waste in EU. In the report “Estimates of European food waste levels”, the collection and analysis of data from across Europe generated an estimate of food waste in the EU-28 of 88 million tons. This estimate is for 2012 and equates to 173 kilograms of food waste per person in the EU-28.
The food service industry produces 10.5 million tons of food waste each year. This means, that it contributes with 12% to the total food waste.